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  •  Damn I miss John Edwards strong voice, (15+ / 0-)

    you know the one who caused a storm with Obama and Clinton supporters, when he said he would end coverage for congress until they passed healthcare for all Americans. I remember the flack about how he couldn't do that, but the real question, with JE out of the race now, will Obama or Clinton have will to do the same as John was going to do? A good question for someone to ask them, I think.
    Great and needed diary, as usual, nyceve

    •  One candidate allowed NAFTA to sidetrack health (10+ / 0-)

      care in one of the key events in her 35 years of experience.  In fact, her health care initiative was finally unveiled 3 days after a bruising House vote and on the day of the Senate's NAFTA vote  .  

      Openly kicking labor in the shins at the start of a new Dem presidency had a toxic effect that cannot be underestimated.  As bad as NAFTA was from a policy perspective, it was much worse from a political perspective.  Alienating a key constituency whose support you will need to pass your crown jewel initiative so that you can pass a GOP-negotiated treaty was the height of political obtuseness.

      That little stroll down amnesia lane is why the recent NAFTA "debate" in OH still rankles.  Putting aside the argument over which campaign said what to the Canadians, the undisputed truth is that, at best, HRC allowed the biggest political initiative of her life to get sidetracked for NAFTA.  The candidate who is going to fight like hell to get health care passed over GOP opposition as prez either couldn't win a critical internal battle in her own husband's WH, or she never even attempted to wage such a battle.

      Successfully convincing OH voters that she was the one who shared their views on NAFTA and that she was the one who would fight the hardest to get health care passed was an amazing political feat.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 06:43:38 AM PST

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      •  I'm with Clinton now, I trust her more. (2+ / 0-)
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        Dave925, papicek

        She's no where near to being perfect, but at least I know she will fight for what she believes in, and I don't see much to trust about Obama, he's just all over the place, with statements that are kind of like reading the bible, everyone takes their own meaning from them.

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